Ford’s future SVT Raptor is one of the few trucks that gives us that warm and tingly feeling inside. Built with a slew of high performance aftermarket parts straight off the showroom, Ford claims that it will be the “first truck you could buy right off the lot and drive in Baja.” That is exactly what filmmaker Bud Brutsman was out to show.
The documentary "Raptor-Born in Baja" will debut at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California on June 23rd. The film follows Ford’s design team, race engineers and team directors as they put the Raptor together and then put the off-road F-150 through its paces by entering the grueling Baja 1000, one of the toughest all terrain races in the world. A test that the Raptor passed with flying colors, coming in third in class in what was supposed to be a development run.
Following the film’s premiere, a one-hour television version of the feature will air on the SPEED Channel on Sunday, July 12. Check you local listings for time and channel.
Press release after the jump.